In a bid to offer vast accommodation choices to leisure and business travellers taking tickets deals on India bound flights, InterContinental Hotels is planning to open 47 new properties in the country by 2017, across different segments.
InterContinental Hotels Plans 47 New Properties in India
A leading hospitality firm InterContinental Hotels is planning to open 47 new properties in India by the end of 2017, adding its room strength to over 12,000. Business travellers and holidaymakers who are buying flights tickets to travel to India in the near future would surely be delighted about the growing accommodation scene of the country.
Currently, IHG has 13 properties in nine cities across India, including Delhi, Benguluru, Jaipur, Mumbai, Pune, Kochi and Ahmedabad and with a total of 2,334 rooms.
The group will be opening five new hotels in 2013 and 8 in 2014.
All properties will set up across different brands of the group – 25 under Holiday Inn brand; 15 under Holiday Inn Express; 6 under CrownePlaza and 1 will be InterContinental. It is expected that the move will spell added options – both for luxury travellers who are generally the ones who look for premium class flights tickets and corresponding accommodation, and mid-range visitors who would rather opt for cheap deals when looking for flights tickets and lodgings.
Properties are reportedly coming up not only in India’s top metropolises like Delhi and Mumbai that are considered popular gateways for foreign travellers buying tickets on international flights but also at corporate hubs including Gurgaon, Chennai, Hyderabad, and Ahmedabad that primarily attract business travellers grabbing flights tickets for the country.